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"True" and "False" seem to be such clear and simple terms, opposites and mutually exclusive. In reality, however, we may inhabit, in much or even most of our knowledge, the fuzzy area between the two.

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Word count:1289 "True" and "False" seem to be such clear and simple terms, opposites and mutually exclusive. In reality, however, we may inhabit, in much or even most of our knowledge, the fuzzy area between the two. What are the difficulties of the attempts to draw a clear line between these two categories? Sometimes it becomes difficult to draw the strict line between such categories like "bad" or "good", "light" or "dark", "simple" or "difficult". Many people can't even imagine, what a great number of different situation exists when it is possible to apply these apportions. But not everyone is able to ask himself why sometimes it is not possible to find the only correct answer to the question or give the definition of the event or object, which is the only correct. These difficulties arise when the "True or False" law is not working or ignored. One of the most common situations when we usually ignore this law is communication with other people. People are not machines; there are more than only two possible cases to choose. ...read more.

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These barriers are created with complicated options of described objects or situation. For example, let's imagine the situation, librarian is working in a library, the director has given him a task to sort a books and to make two heaps, one with books of black color and one of books of white color. Some books are neither black nor white. And a new dilemma appears for librarian, whether to make a third heap or to try to decide in "black" or "white" heap to put this book. Even if it were strongly defined terms, what mean "white" and what mean "black" it would not be the right choice to continue dividing books into two categories, because another character problems would arise, the problem of different perceiving and opinions described above. And later when director will come to check if the work is done it won't be a surprise if he asks what are "black" books are doing in a white heap. The type of difficulties described above, are connected to the options of direct object that consists of properties that can partly belong to both categories of classification. ...read more.

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It means that sometimes it is not only difficult to draw the clear line between two categories of classification but even impossible. It means also that taking this task was a mistake and the only correct action is to choose the more appropriate definitions and clarify the categories. There are many examples when it is not enough with two categories to describe or give an analogy for some direct case or situation. Sometimes there is more than one possible solution; sometimes there are no solutions at all. It shows us that the barrier in categorization is not reached and in future the new society could appear, which would not be bounded to close to material life and the base for this society would be new categorization, where between zero and one will be numerous number of possible cases an d solutions. The examples of such societies are utopias for many science fiction writers like Den Simons of Steven King, where differentiation takes place of classification and hierarchy. So we should decide whether it is enough for us with two categories, or problem of giving the strong definition and drawing strict line between categories will brought up a new society and new way of thinking. ...read more.

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